'88 Nissan Sentra running hot

Bubs360

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I just picked up this '88 Sentra 4-speed at auction for $375. It runs and drives fine, but runs on the hot side. Doesn't seem to overheat, but it might if I let it idle too long.
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136,000 miles.
Runs hot (according to gauge)
Cooling fans do not kick on
Coolant is obviously old and dirty (nasty brown color)
Poor heat from heater.

I am planning on flushing the coolant on Tuesday, since it's such a simple procedure on this car. I don't have access to AllData right now, anyone know where the thermostat is on these?
 

Bubs360

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Edit: Actually, after checking it out it looks like it's a 1.6 E16(i)
 
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jeffchambers

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change the thermostate and flush the radiator
hell for 375 you got a cool toy
and rember too check the fans if it gets hot at idle that may be it
 
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Bubs360

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change the thermostate and flush the radiator
hell for 375 you got a cool toy

Cool, good to know that other people are thinking likewise.

It's for rallycross, so cool toy indeed!
 

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I just got turned on too this site
I am a gear head from my teen years
and im 47 now
if I can help anyone here I will
I also owned a VB site for ten years
it was a sat site not a car site
but I like what I see here
 

Bubs360

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Didn't notice that you are new, welcome to the forums!
 
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